• Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
    No sign of concrete policies for conflict in the far South
    Parties offer few if any answers for a 15-year-old deadly insurgency that successive govts have failed to quell.
  • Fri, 04 Jan 2019 20:50
    Thailand to invite BRN to deep South peace talks
    Thai authorities intend to invite separatist group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) to the negotiating table in a move to restore peace in the deep South, negotiation chief Udomchai Thamsarorat said on Friday.
  • Fri, 28 Dec 2018 01:00
    Deputy PM, police at odds over Songkhla blast perpetrators
    THE GOVERNMENT’S security tsar General Prawit Wongsuwan linked the bomb attacks in Songkhla yesterday to local politics in the southern province, contradicting intelligence units on the ground who suspected the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) were behind the blasts, in an attempt to disturb the southern business hub.
  • Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:00
    Bangkok battles to bridge trust gap with insurgency’s controller
    Barisan Revolusi Nasional remains wary of peace talks after years of Thai military-backed ‘trickery’
  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:00
    Malaysia, foreign stakeholders, being ‘played’ by deep South peace process: BRN
    International best practices are being ignored as stakeholders in the so-called peace process for Thailand’s Muslim-majority far South seek a quick fix instead of addressing the historical root causes of a conflict that has claimed nearly 7,000 lives since January 2004.
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    One arrest made as net closes on bombing suspects
    POLICE HAVE arrested one suspect for the bombing spree that hit Thailand’s deep South on Sunday, while others are being sought after being identified.
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 01:00
    New local BRN chief ‘behind Yala bombing spree’
    SECURITY AGENCIES believe a new operation-level leader of the BRN separatist movement may have engineered co-ordinated sabotage attacks that rocked Thailand’s deep South on Sunday night.
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00
    Deadly new tactics linked to BRN after South drama
    Four unidentified suspects sought for Wednesday’s attacks as Prawit denies loopholes.
  • Sat, 13 May 2017 01:00
    Answers to the puzzle of Pattani Big C bombing
    Attack on mainly Muslim shoppers may have been launched by rogue BRN militants, even as their handlers’ express willingness to talk peace  
  • Thu, 11 May 2017 01:00
    Pattani suspects identified
    Camera catches images of four ‘linked to BRN’ in the act; at least 80 people injured
  • Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:00
    BRN holds all the weapons – and the keys to peace    
    There was nothing new in the statement delivered by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) on Monday, but that doesn’t mean the message was without merit or impact.
  • Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:00
    Govt rejects BRN talks demands
    THE BARISAN Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani (BRN) separatist group is not involved in the ongoing process to establish “safety zones” in the deep South as the group had not participated in the peace talks, Thailand’s negotiating chief Aksara Kerdphol said yesterday.
  • Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:00
    ‘Safety zone’ in South only a pipe dream without BRN agreement
    IT WAS billed as a significant step – some even called it a breakthrough – but the announcement on Tuesday that the Thai government and Malay Muslim separatists from the far South has agreed on a “safety zone” is still a pipe dream because the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), the group that controls virtually all of the combatants on the ground, is not onboard.
  • Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:00
    An exercise in futility?
    Without involving the BRN in peace talks on the South, the government might be wasting its time
  • Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:00
    Betting on a losing horse in the South
    With BRN opposing peace talks with Mara Patani, hopes of a breakthrough are slim without addressing root causes of conflict
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